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I DECIDED TO MAKE A MASK FOR HOLLOWEEN THAT I COULD WEAR WHILE RIDING MY MOTORCYCLE

I STARTED WITH A SPARE HELMET THAT I HAD WHICH HAD A BROKEN FACE SHEILD THAT I COULD NOT FIND A REPLACEMENT FOR

I DID NOT WANT TO ALTER THE HELMET AT ALL SO THAT IT WOULD STILL TECHNICALLY BE DOT APROVED
SO IT BOLTS ON TO THE OLD FACE SHIELD HOLES

THIS ALSO SERVES AS A MASK FOR A HAUNTED FOREST I WORK WHERE IF YOU GET TO CLOSE TO CUSTOMERS THEY HAVE A TENDENCY TO PUNCH SO I MADE IT OUT OF FIBERGLASS AND NOW I CAN GET CLOSE AND IF THEY PUNCH I DONT CARE
 
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Step 1: STEP1 GATHER SUPPLIES

MATERIALS
   HELMET---HAD LAYING AROUND
   RANDOM HELMET FACE SHIELD-- HAD LAYING AROUND
   ROLL OF FIBERGLASS MATT---- HAD LAYING AROUND
   5 POUNDS MODELLING CLAY
   GALLON FIBERGLASS RESIN
   QUART BONDO
   2 INCH WIDE NYLON WEBBING--5FT
   5/8 BLACK NYLON ROPE--35FT
   BLACK THREAD
   RUSTOLEUM SPRAY PAINT--- HAMMERED SILVER
   SPRAY PAINT---- FLAT BLACK

TOOLS
   DREMMEL WITH CUT OFF WHEEL, DRILL BIT, SANDING AND GRINDING BITS
   SAND PAPER
   SEWING NEEDLE--- I PREFFER A CURVED ONE
   KNIFE
   TORCH
   DISPOSABLE RUBBER GLOVES
  

Step 2: STEP 2 CREATE SHAPE

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I PUT THE HELMET ON TOP OF A CAMERA TRIPOD SO IC OULD SCULPT IT AT EYE LEVEL
THEN I SCULPTED THE SHAPE OF THE MASK WITH CRAYOLA MODELLING CLAY ON TOP OF THE HELMET
YOU HAVE TO PUT CLAY OVER EVERY SURFACE YOU ARE GONNA FIBERGLASS SO IT DOESNT STICK TO HELMET THE RESIN WILL NOT STICK TO THE CLAY AND IF YOU SHAPE IT RIGHT IT WILL PULL OFF WITH LITTLE EFFORT

Step 3: STEP 3 FIBERGLASS

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NOW YOU PUT THE FIBERGLASS ON THE CLAY

MAKE SURE YOU WEAR GLOVES AND A RESPERATOR WHEN WORKING FITH FIBERGLASS
THE CAN OF RESIN HAS INSTRUCTIONS ON IT FOR MIXING AND APLICATION
I PREFER TO USE SMALL STRIPS OF FIBERSHEET ABOUT 1 INCH WIDE AND 6 INCHES LONG THEN I DIP THEM IN THE RESIN AND PUT THEM ON TOP OF THE CLAY I COVERED THE ENTIRE THING WITH AT MINIMUM THREE LAYERS


if your wearing the right jacket i think the dreads wouldnt hurt.....much.

Mattseo1 year ago
Pretty cool. Been looking for an interesting motorcycle helmet design for some time now!  Not sure my girlfriend would like to see me as Predator but what the hey... :)

I have almost all the supplies except for the modelling clay so I'm almost there!

Will report back how it looks...
bs8c1 year ago
What about the clay? Once u remove the clay, there will be a gap between the helmet and the fiberglass. how did u deal with that?
ilpug2 years ago
Do the dreads slap you in the back when you ride?
shamous2 years ago
those dreads gotta hurt at freeway speeds....totaly cool thou i am gonna have to try this with my old kbc helmet see how it comesout before i mess with my shoei.... probably the same price as skull skins but much better... part where im lost thou is when you put the fiberglass shell back onto the helmet (of course you removed the clay) how does it actualy fir and stay put?
Wonderful work! Unique if anything.
One thought: If asked, it's not legal to actually wear it while driving, right?
brent_bastien (author)  billyberserker3 years ago
i think it is by technicality it bolts on to existing holes in a dot aproved helmet so technically i didnt alter it and i havnt been pulled over yet
abadfart3 years ago
i want to do a master chief helmet to go with the game theam my buddy has going on (he is building a light cycle out of a sport bike)
Splicer024 years ago
This looks brilliant! I always love practical costume ideas; good job.
Also, Caps Lock is the button on the middle left of your keyboard.
keng4 years ago
DUDE!!! THAT IS TOTALLY SICK!!!!!

FANTASTIC!!!!!
james12144 years ago
Rad.... totally a cool idea. Also given that it essentially slips on your existing helmet you aren't changing the structural integrity of the helmet itself. May have to do this myself....
SWV17874 years ago
I was never much of a predator fan but I really like the dreadlocks. I bet they look awesome flying out behind you while riding.